Bicester Village submits options for significant new progress



Bicester Village has now submitted its preparing software for the new St. Edburg’s group park, journey hub and guest solutions services.

Adhering to two rounds of public session, Bicester Village has now submitted a organizing application to Cherwell District Council for the new 1.8-hectare St’ Edburg’s community park, jointly with a new motor vehicle and cycle hub and enhancements to guest expert services at Bicester Village.

The new park has been redesigned just after public consultations to supply a additional open, flexible and adaptable place, making it possible for area for casual sports games as properly as other recreational routines these types of as picnics and functions.

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The proposals will increase and produce new connections for pedestrians and cyclists by St. Edburg’s Park and in between distinct pieces of Bicester.

Bicester Village will make a substance contribution to sports activities amenities inside Bicester, which is in addition to the financial commitment it has designed in enhanced sporting activities services at the new Bicester Athletics Association relocation in Chesterton.

The new automobile and cycle hub will exchange far more than 2,000 offsite parking areas and will have the capability to supply up to 1,246 EV spaces in whole, with 10 percent energetic EV charging on working day one.

Bicester Village is showcasing its submitted programs at a drop-in celebration on Thursday, December 1 from 4pm to 8pm at the John Paul II Centre, Bicester.

A Bicester Village spokesperson stated: “We are delighted to have submitted our strategies for the new 1.8-hectare St. Edburg’s local community park, vacation hub and guest provider services, which will improve the nearby economic system and produce major funding for neighborhood athletics amenities in Bicester.

“Bicester Village would like to thank every person who took element in the general public consultation on the ideas around the very last six months.

“We would like to really encourage all people to sign up for us at our future drop-in celebration to uncover out extra about the submitted ideas and we stay fully commited to doing work closely with the area neighborhood likely forward.”

Some users of the public in Bicester are opposed to the programs.

For the final 10 a long time, Roger Smart, from Bicester, has been part of the marketing campaign for the Oxford Street Sporting activities Ground to stay as an ‘open inexperienced space’.

He mentioned: “The proposal of a new multi-storey motor vehicle park presents the distinctive indication of 1500 supplemental automobile actions on any provided day.

“The quantity of vehicular targeted traffic has been demonstrated to have critical implications on the passage of regional inhabitants, and several have encountered very long delays when attempting to cross the town for simple needs these types of as weekly buying, or social engagements.

“The additional traffic will also maximize the probability of likely pollution in an area already overused, and in thing to consider appears a terrific sacrifice for the area group, and natural environment to endure, so the temporary customer can be accommodated.

“The area neighborhood have evidently specified their assistance as a result of on the net and paper petition for this location to stay as open up area for the advantage and probable opportunity of sport and recreation, which should really under no circumstances be misplaced.”

Mr Sensible has organized a meeting for Wednesday, December 7, wherever he has invited the community to voice their views, sights, and request concerns in an open format.

Officers have been invited to be part of the assembly from Oxfordshire County Council, Cherwell District Council and Bicester City Council.

He has also asked if Worth Retail (Bicester Village) would send representation.

This tale was written by Matthew Norman, who joined the staff in 2022 as a Fb group reporter.

Matthew addresses Bicester and focuses on obtaining stories from assorted communities.

Get in touch with him by emailing: matthew.norman@newsquest.co.uk

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